As you may or may not have
heard several rumors regarding the future of our band, Pouppée Fabrikk,
are currently circulating the web and other places.
The purpose with this piece
of information is to silent those rumors and to clarify Pouppée Fabrikks
position today, for all of you interested in the future P.F.
So, what has happened?
After the “come back” with
the 4-track CD “Elite Electronics” and several successful live performances
we started working on follow up CD in the same direction. A couple of
good ideas and some preliminary demo recordings became the result.
Due to the bands geographical
spread the work process was not as smooth as before and for some the
process of writing music for Pouppée Fabrikk became rather burdensome.
This realization together with other personal goals, including several
demanding side projects, led to the departure of long time member Jouni
The departure of Jouni had
a great impact on us as a band and made us think about what we wanted
to accomplish in the future. Sometime during this reflection period
original member Henrik Björkk decided that he also wanted to departure
from Pouppée Fabrikk. The main reasons where, different personal goals
combined with a huge, we mean huge, production of various side projects.
Check out his newly founded label www.205recordings.com for more information regarding some of
those side projects.
Still remaining in the band
after these major departures are founder Leif Holm and Jonas Aneheim.
Obviously we have had a lot of serious discussions between ourselves
regarding what we should do with P.F, e.g. what our future intentions
where etc., and also what P.F was all about in the very first place.
The conclusion we made was
that we have much more to offer as a band when it comes to making good
aggressive electronic music, e.g. what we believe that Pouppée Fabrikk
was all about in the first place.
The spirit of Pouppée Fabrikk
has always been to have a really good time while making and performing
hard non-compromising music, not always electronic. In this spirit,
hard, non-compromising, fun etc., we want to continue as a band in the
future as well.
The way we want move our
band forward is by using different singers that we like, both as singers
and as persons, for different songs. The singers will not be part of
Pouppée Fabrikk, however, but closely incorporated in the creative process
involved when making new material.
Whom have we talked with
Hans (from Run Level Zero),
Alex Clausen (from danish metal act Grope, check out www.grope.dk),
Johan (from Dupont – naturally!) and Pontus (from Octoberland).
They have all been in favor
of our suggestions and are enthusiastic to participate in this project.
Another advantage with this
set up, compared to the alternatives e.g. contracting a new singer or
quit, is that there will be no problem for either Henrik or Jouni to
participate in any future Pouppée Fabrikk creation if they so would
We have discussed our intentions
and this set up with Esbjörn Sjögren at Prototyp and found out that
he is behind us all the way, which feels very promising.
For obvious reasons the next
CD will not continue were Elite Electronics left, rather, the next release
will mark the start for a totally new era for Pouppée Fabrikk. Hopefully
you will appreciate this and make our efforts worth while.
We hope that you all understand
that we (Jouni, Henrik, Leif and Jonas) are long time good friends and
that there are no hard feelings among each other what so ever. We still
drink “a couple of Jäger und Bier” together when we meet up in Karlskoga.
We truly believe that the
future for Pouppée Fabrikk is bright and hope that you all will appreciate
our future progress.
Thanks for all your support
see you around!
Leif and Jonas